The entire piece that holds the button and blind cap (not sure what the proper term is) has come unglued from the pen. The bottom edge of the button insert was ragged, soft, and thin, and quickly flaked apart until there was nothing left but the blind-cap threads and a tiny bit of the base that had been glued to the barrel.
The button, blind cap, and pressure bar are all present and in good shape. The rest of the pen is easily restorable.
Is it possible to remove a blind cap/button insert from a donor pen and reuse it in my pen? If so, what's the best way to do that? Alternately, does anyone have an insert that they would be willing to sell?
I've contacted a pen restoration expert who has kindly offered to look at it to see if he could fabricate a replacement, but before I do that, I wanted to find out first if there was a way for me to do this myself as a way to build my skills.
Thanks in advance! I look forward to hearing your advice!
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